Public trust in EU and politics on the rise
Last year, more than six in ten Dutch people aged 15 and up indicated they trusted other people, a share similar to that in 2017.
Trust in Parliament at 10-year low
In the last quarter of 2022, 25 percent of the Dutch population aged 15 years and over had confidence in the lower house of Dutch Parliament, the so-called Tweede Kamer (House of Representatives).
Trust in others, legal system and politics; European comparison
Trust of citizens from European countries in people and organisations EP, UN, police, legal system and political parties by characteristics
Political engagement and cynicism go hand in hand
One third of the Dutch population are politically active. They participate in discussions on political issues, take to the streets to demonstrate, sign petitions and contact politicians.
Dutch people more pessimistic about the future of society
In 2021, people in the Netherlands were more pessimistic about the future society than in 2018.
Growing confidence in fellow men
The majority of the Dutch population trust their fellow citizens, politics, the police and the legal system. Confidence has grown over the period 2002-2010.